Tuesday, June 22, 2021

DIY Geoboard using cardboard and push pins

Have you ever made your own DIY geoboard? They are so easy to make with supply you already have at home. All you need is cardboard and pushpins. And it becomes an instant activity to engage your toddler. This takes only half an hour from start and finish. Lets see how. 

 Materials Used:

  • Cardboard/ shipping box
  • Pencil and ruler
  • Craft knife
  • Pushpins
  • Tacky glue
  • Rubber bands in various sizes

Step 1: Cut a 6" x 6" cardboard piece. Draw lines horizontally and vertically forming one inch squares.

Step 2: Take a push pin and poke a hole at the intersection point of each square leaving an inch from the corners. At this point you will know if you need to add more cardboard layer to cover the poke part of the push pin.  It took 4 layers of cardboard for me to cover the pokey part of the push pins.It might differ based on the thickness of the cradboard you are using. 

Step 3: Apply glue in between each layer of the cardboard and let it dry. Then dip the pokey part of the push pin into the glue and then inert it into the previously poked holes in the cardboard. Allow it to dry.

Homemade DIY geoboard is now ready to make patterns. Try making different shapes and patterns and have fun with it. Here are the few examples that we tried with our four year old. His favorite pattern is to make a barn or house. 

Hope you like this simple Geoboard DIY. Let us know if you happen to make one and how it turned out for you. 

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